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tweed Jacket

Hello my dear friends, Here I am again with a vogue pattern and the famous tweed jacket. I don't know what happens with me but I am such a vogue pattern lover, I honestly go just for it most of the time but, I am opening my ways to new searches and wonderful pattern makers that other people like you talk about them in Instagram and your blogs.
The reason behind this jacket is very simple, in a vacation many years ago to Panama beach I saw that cute fabric store and after so much bridal fabric I found this one and it was the last remaining of it, so as many of you I grabbed all and walk to the car as proud as I could be, so after that came the idea of the jacket one day while searching classes in craftsy and I saw my teacher has one very similar to mine, so it was a must and finally it is here. 
If you ever get to my closet you will find plenty of blazers, it is part of my outfit statement if that is possible.  I do have blazers for running, to make outfit with my jeans, to work a…

Cross Strap Dress

Hello my friends, today in my blog is this dress that I am so excited to present to you!
I have been working in this wonderful pattern from the designer Nicola Finetti from Vogue V1498 and I am so happy to tell you all about it and the process to the result in the pictures that you will find attached below.

To begin with, once I saw this wonderful pattern, all I wanted was to make it, so my instincts took my to Joann fabric store and  let me tell you that once I saw this amazing and cool fabric I was hooked.  This is a knit wool, the fabric is medium weight with approximately 20% stretch, it has a charcoal color, soft to the touch and to work with it is a dream.  I went back to JoAnn's store for more fabric, I thought I would love some pants in this fabric, well, it was gone.  So I most probably would have to search it in internet.

About the pattern, I going to provides the following notes:

I am 5' 6" and this pattern is quite long in me, if I make another dress I must sh…

tecnica para bolsillos prfectos

Hola amigogs, hoy les quiero mostrar las tecnicas que uso para realizar bolsillos perfectos. Recuerdan el vestido amarillo con bolsillos tipo safari? 
Estos son los pasos muy sencillos para lograrlo: 

Lo primiero que hago es coser  por toda la linea de costura que para mi son  1.5 cms, asi como ven en la foto de abajo.   La razon por la que hago esta costura es para que al meter el espacio de costura hacia adentro, las puntas curvadas o redondas del bolsillo no se pierdan y ademas esta costura me sirve de guia.

Ahora con una puntada a mano, voy metiendo la costura hacia adentro teniendo en cuenta de no perder las curvas de las esquinas.  En realidad realizar este paso es un dolor de cabeza menos porque al plancharlo y posicionarlo en su lugar no hay que lidiar con las curvas.

En la foto de abajo les muestro com queda el bolsillo del lado derecho; logicamente esta puntada a mano es solo temporal mientras que lo plancho y lo paso por la maquina.

Ahora es el turno de las solapas, mis fa…

Nice pockets!

Hello, Here I am showing you how do I achieve my perfect  pockets and why  having good techniques will make them look more  professional.
Do you remember the pockets in my yellow dress?  These are the step I follow :

My first step is to sew stitch all around my 5/8" of seam allowance as you see in the picture below.  Now the reason I do that is to keep the shape of the pocket equal and to guide me;  A 3.5 stitch length work for me.  

Now I hand baste the seam to the inside taking care of the ease in the corners and making sure I don't mess the curvy bottom.  Once you will try it it will make a whole lot difference.

This picture below is how it looks in the front. Obviously that black thread there is just to hold it together while I iron the pocket and sew it to the dress.

Now the flap of the pocket, in the picture below.  This flap has curves and pointy corner, so what I do is to sew the two layers of fabric around the 5/8" seam allowance , then in the curve lines I lik…

My First Dress in 2008

Hello my dear friends, Today I would love to tell you about my ever first dress but first I would love to tell you which one is me.  The one with the navy blue dress, the one in black is my twin, which I love with my whole Heart.
I am that girl that loves languages so I have taught myself English, Italian and Slowly getting Portuguese; I honestly spend so much time from one doctor appointment to another one that I have not had enough time to sit down to study because the leisure time I have spend it with my sewing machine and my son.  About sewing I am self taught as well, it  all stared 9 years ago in Colombia when the mother in law of my sister gave me a book to sew and in exchange I gave her the book  in which I learned Italian.
That strapless navy dress was self drafted, it had no boning and it still had an amazing fit.  My mom usually   remind me of how beautiful it was and she pushes me more and more to make cute garments. Today I feel like I have learned so much more, patience…